froth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v froth exude or expel foam "the angry man was frothing at the mouth"
    • v froth make froth or foam and become bubbly "The river foamed"
    • v froth become bubbly or frothy or foaming "The boiling soup was frothing","The river was foaming","Sparkling water"
    • n froth a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid "the beer had a thick head of foam"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Aztecs of Mexico roasted and ground up the cacao bean, mixed it with water, added peppers and other spices, stirred it up to a froth and drank the pungent mixture they called "chocolatl."
    • Froth Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought. "It was a long speech, but all froth ."
    • Froth Light, unsubstantial matter.
    • Froth The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement.
    • Froth To cause to foam.
    • Froth To cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain.
    • Froth To spit, vent, or eject, as froth. "He . . . froths treason at his mouth.""Is your spleen frothed out, or have ye more?"
    • v. i Froth To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n froth The collection of bubbles caused in a liquid by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam.
    • n froth Any foamy matter, as the foam at the mouth or on the sides of an over-driven horse.
    • n froth Something comparable to froth, as being light, unsubstantial, or evanescent.
    • froth To foam; give out spume, foam, or foam-like matter.
    • froth To cause to foam, as beer; cause froth to rise on the top of.
    • froth To emit or discharge as froth; hence, to vent or give expression to, as what is unsubstantial or worthless: sometimes with out.
    • froth To cover with froth: as, “the horse froths his bit,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Froth froth the foam on liquids caused by boiling, or any agitation:
    • v.t Froth to cause froth on
    • v.i Froth to throw up froth
    • n Froth froth (fig.) an empty show in speech: any light matter
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Quotations

  • George Macdonald
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    “You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.”
  • Emily Bronte
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    “Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. frothe, Icel. froða,; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. āfreoðan, to froth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., as in Ice. froða, Dan. fraade.

Usage

In literature:

Whip the whites of the eggs to a standing froth and stir into the cooling pudding When cold stand on ice until ready to serve.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Or rather it survived far within, as a volcanic force, from which the outer froth and ferment drew half its strength.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
Have very cold and whip to stiff froth.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
Whip the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, and stir them lightly into the mixture.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
When the soup begins to boil, skim the froth from the surface.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
He was frothing at the mouth.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Beat the whites of the eggs to a strong froth, and cover the whole.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Out, you froth, you scum!
"The Age of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The froth of whipped cream is real cream, after all.
"The Necromancers" by Robert Hugh Benson
It is certain that the froth of contemporary frivolity had lost its sparkling whiteness and was grown turbid.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
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In poetry:

Colder and louder blew the wind,
A gale from the Northeast,
The snow fell hissing in the brine,
And the billows frothed like yeast.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And toss their shaggy manes and fling
To air their foam and tawny froth,
From ledge and precipice bound and spring,
With hungry roar and deepening wrath;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"And he stirred it round and round and round,
And he sniffed at the foaming froth;
When I ups with his heels, and smothers his squeals
In the scum of the boiling broth.
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And tho' the surging Tide's resistless waves
Roll, day, and night, its level surface o'er,
Tho' the skies darken, and the whirlwind raves,
They froth,--but rush innoxious to the shore.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
Summer's cheek too soon turns thin,
Days grow briefer, sunshine rare;
Autumn from his cannekin
Blows the froth to chase Despair:
Love is met with frosty stare,
Cannot house 'neath branches bare.
"Scherzo" by James Russell Lowell
She lay and laughed on a lazy billow,
Far away on the deep,
Who had gathered the froth for my lady's pillow -
Gathered a sparkling heap;
And the ocean's cry was the lullaby
That cradled my love to sleep.
"A Song" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

When he looks down at the frothing Clark Fork River from his vantage point on a high rocky outcrop, Noel Jacobson can't help cracking a smile.
They danced around like champagne fizz and quickly built from a froth to a roiling boil.
I don't usually get stirred up , but tax scheme has me frothing.
Police found Charlie Sheen naked, frothing in a rage at The Plaza hotel drunk… (ClubCapriAnderson.com ).
Joseph Kennedy (left) got an assist after emerging from the frothing swim (right).
Fleming 's Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner: A Fabulous Friday Night Festival of Froth.
" Grand Theft Auto IV" was released to a frenzy of frothing gamers yesterday.
Beets with lavender and crushed blackberries are topped with frothed whole milk.
Starbucks tax avoidance has Brits frothing mad.
This 20- ounce frothing pitcher appeals to all of my senses.
Must we, at this late date in the history of the novel, be subjected to the kind of silly frothings at the mouth found in Roger Sale's assault on The Blood Oranges.
Shake, Rattle , Froth: Green Tea and Ice.
Matcha, a powdered green tea, is used in Japanese tea ceremonies, where it is swirled in hot water with a delicate bamboo whisk, resulting in a lovely froth.
Put milk, cream & chocolate in a milk frothing cup used with espresso.
LEWISTON — Four-decades-old images of the Androscoggin River, choking with pollution until it frothed at the surface, are being revisited.
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In science:

In a region the size of the Planck length, the vacuum fluctuations would be expected to be so large that space as we know it becomes what has been described informally as a froth of probabilistic quantum foam or space-time foam, a qualitative description of space-time turbulence at extremely small distances.
Could Planck level physics be driving classical macroscopic physics through a random walk?
Froths are the structures which characterizes a broad class of natural systems such as polycrystalline solids, foams, biological tissues etc. [1,2].
Random walk on disordered networks
Moreover, froths and disordered packings are dual systems (see Fig.1).
Random walk on disordered networks
Therefore, amorphous materials, granular solids, metallic glasses etc. have structures which are dual of froths [3,4].
Random walk on disordered networks
Whereas, random walk on hyperbolic or elliptic froths can model transport phenomena in curved spaces.
Random walk on disordered networks
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